Marquette University hosts distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture, April 19

April 14, 2023

Dr. Mariana OrtegaMILWAUKEE — Dr. Mariana Ortega, associate professor of philosophy and women’s, gender and sexuality studies at Pennsylvania State University, will deliver Marquette University’s distinguished Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture on Wednesday, April 19, at 6 p.m., in the Beaumier Suites of Raynor Memorial Libraries, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Ortega is the 2022-23 Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies. In her lecture, “Spilling Herself in Trees, Autoarte and Laura Aguilar’s Carnal Aesthetics," she will explore the relational process of self-mapping, which opens possibilities for self-naming and transformation.

Registration for the event is free and available online.

Ortega is a leading theorist of Latina/x feminisms. Her work, including “In-Between: Latina Feminist Phenomenology, Multiplicity, and the Self,” emphasizes the importance of lived experience and embodiment in human understandings of social identity. She is known for her commitment to mentoring of people of color, especially Latinx people, and for founding the Latina/x Feminisms Roundtable, which fosters intellectual exchange among Latina/x people both inside and outside of the academy.

The Chair in Humanistic Studies was endowed in 1963 through successful fundraising by AMUW members. The Boheim Lecture Series was established concurrently with a gift from Mary Boheim Finnigan, a friend of Marquette, in honor of her mother. The Chair in Humanistic Studies is housed in Marquette’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities and delivers the annual Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture.

A group of alumnae formed the AMUW in 1938 to provide housing for women on campus. Since then, the organization has turned its focus to scholarships; annual awards to recognize outstanding graduating students, alumnae and female faculty members; and social, spiritual and educational events that bring women together.

About Marquette University

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university located near the heart of downtown Milwaukee that offers a comprehensive range of majors in 11 nationally and internationally recognized colleges and schools. Through the formation of hearts and minds, Marquette prepares our 11,100 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional students to lead, excel and serve as agents of positive change. And, we deliver results. Ranked in the top 20% of national universities, Marquette is recognized for its undergraduate teaching, innovation and career preparation as the sixth-best university in the country for job placement. Our focus on student success and immersive, personalized learning experiences encourages students to think critically and engage with the world around them. When students graduate with a Marquette degree, they are truly prepared and called to Be The Difference.

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Kevin Conway

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